Canyon de Chelly Photo Workshop Oct 2020

The wind curls around the soaring sandstone walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument, whistling the songs of the ancients. Nature has sculpted this landscape that humans have occupied for more than 4,000 years, making it an archaeological as well as a natural treasure. The 26-mile canyon is home to Ancestral Puebloan ruins, Navajo hogans, homes and farmlands. Livestock, crops and orchards dot the canyon floor while the sandstone alcoves preserve ancient cliff dwellings.

Join Navajo photographer LeRoy DeJolie as he guides this spectacular autumn tour to photograph the canyon from top to bottom, with explorations of both the canyons and the rim. We will visit Canyon del Muerto and Canyon de Chelly and traverse the amazing canyon sites. LeRoy has arranged several modelling photo sessions with Navajo weavers, potters and jewellers in traditional dress.

While in the Canyon you will be transported by local Navajo guides whose families have occupied the canyon floor for centuries. Steeped in tradition, these guides will showcase this hallowed ground, share captivating stories and introduce you to the beauty and richness of the Navajo culture, while LeRoy will make sure you leave with a memory card full of stunning images of ruins, sandstone monoliths and autumn cottonwoods.

Workshop includes instruction, critiques, transportation, lodging, some meals, permits, entrance fees and guided canyon tours.

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    • Hello Jackie,
      Thank you or your inquiry. This workshop has a moderate physical rating. It is designed
      for participants who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in full-day excursions with moderate to slightly challenging physical activity. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace. Activities may include walking/hiking on more varied terrain with some increased elevation change. The longest walk/hike on this workshop would be 1/2 mile roundtrip. This workshop also includes off-road travel in multi-terrain vehicles and open-air trucks that can include some rough riding.

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